Anthony's promotion --or is more an extended execution, could be viewed on two fronts.
One, there's been frequent rumors that Hammer is close to leaving KNBR because he's taken it to its highest peak on the mountain and has one foot out the door.
Second, he's tired of dealing with Cumulus' other irritating ditties --let Anthony deal with the crumbs like KGO and KSFO.
(The others we don't care).
Only Anthony, who's been internally mocked because he has virtually no major market experience and has accelerated and heightened KGO's near irrelevance --is rumored to be on the hot seat at year's end. The numbers aren't that great at KGO and only a minor improvement at Trumpland KSFO.
So, take this move with a grain of salt because in Cloud Company speak, a promotion doesn't mean squat and Anthony's tenure could be tenuous at best and some blip before being Dickeyed
There's only so many middle-aged mediocre White men to hire...even at Cumulus which has made it part of their DNA.